The English garage quartet, The Reytons, released the EP Alcopops & Charity Shops on the 3rd.
The searing energy can be felt warming up the room through the speakers, which I do suggest are turned up as loudly as possible prior to hitting play.
A quartet of talented musicians, who have rapidly established a keen following that can only but be built on by the five songs on EP, which is available on bandcamp.
Each track takes the listener to a different decade and reflects of British rock at that moment in time.
On The back Burner, the opener, throws the listener to ’70s new wave – which is a track that is worth the price of Alcopops & Charity Shops on its own and would typically be my pick of the release, though such is the depth to the EP, it isn’t.
Next, Harrison Lesser, is a reminder of ’80s indie as the audience reminisces of Factory Records.
The middle song Ghost is drawn from ’90s Britpop with its sense of optimistic revivalism.
The penultimate – Please Don’t Call It Time – takes the listener back to ’50s merseybeat and jiving feet.
Closing out the EP – Low Life – my pick of the release – which is the bang up to date ’10s of the palpable pent-up frustration of garage-rock.
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